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Bronwyn T. Occupational Therapist

About me: I trained as an occupational therapist, and graduated in 1984. Since then I’ve continued study at postgraduate level and my papers have included business skills, ergonomics, mental health therapies, and psychology. I completed by Masters in Psychology in 1999, and started my PhD... Full Bio
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How does chronic pain management work? A hypothesis to ponder

There have been increasing calls for clinicians and researchers to move away from using grouped results from randomised controlled studies...

Pain management and the political

There are only a few more weeks before a general election in New Zealand. This means the usual rounds of promises, muck-racking, hoardings and...

Should we take their word for it? Patient-reported vs observed functional outcomes

Pain is a subjective experience. There’s no direct means to measure what it is like to be in pain. Disability, or the impact of pain on what we...

Pacing – Activity management concepts (a longer than usual post)

In the literature recently there’s been a flurry of activity around pacing as a concept. When I first wrote about pacing I couldn’t find very...

Coalface conversations

Knowing about something doesn’t hit the heart or mind nearly as well as doing it. As regular readers of my blog will know, I teach various...

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